Accusations of negligence are something that a nurse attorney could be of great help for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Waco, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and one (1) month.
On or about March 1 7, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to assess, and intervene, when a patient complained of stomach pain and experienced repeated episodes of emesis. On March 18, 2019, the patient became unresponsive and was sent to the local emergency department, where she died the next day. The RN’s conduct contributed to the delay in the onset of medical interventions for stomach pain and repeated episodes of emesis.
In response to the incident, the RN states the Psychiatric Nurse Aide (PNA) reported to her around 5:30 AM that the patient had vomited; there were no multiple episodes of vomiting reported. The RN states when she spoke with the PNA again, a stable condition was reported to her, and at 7:00 AM, after the shift report, the patient appeared stable.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license in disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.